Main findings of the International Migration Outlook
Gender and Skilled Immigration: Challenges and Recommendations
While women comprise an equal proportion of migrant stock globally, they are underrepresented within skilled immigration flows, despite the increasing educational achievements of women globally. Why is this the case? And why should policy makers care?
Human migration, environment and climate change
Environmental migration is a fact, yet making sense of the debate and current evidence about environmental migration and finding solutions is challenging. So what is needed to link human mobility, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and development to address environmental migration?
Migration: An overlooked tool for local development
The global approach to migration and development is typically framed at the national level. However, increasing evidence supports the idea of migration as a local development tool that can enhance the dynamism of territories receiving and sending migrants.
Can we put an end to human smuggling?
In the first ten months of 2015, more than 1.2 million illegal border crossings at the external border of the EU have been detected. This edition of Migration Policy Debates scrutinises the factors that facilitate human trafficking, as well as the smuggling routes to OECD countries. It synthesises available evidence and reviews existing policy tools for tackling such crime.
How will the refugee surge affect the European economy?
A policy note on the potential fiscal and labour market impact of the refugee crisis in Europe.
Is this humanitarian migration crisis different?
The current humanitarian crisis is unprecedented with an appalling and unacceptable human cost. This issue of Migration Policy Debates looks at the most recent developments in the humanitarian migration crisis and what makes this crisis different from previous ones.
Is the United States still the land of opportunities for migrants?
It is often said that the United States is a nation of immigrants. But taking into account the large changes in the composition and scale of migration flows and the current economic environment, how are new Americans faring?
Is migration good for the economy?
This paper looks at the evidence for how immigrants affect the economy in three main areas: The labour market, the public purse and economic growth.
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